The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

August 9, 2014

My Favorite Russian


A Play in One Act


Come in!
Have a seat!

Thank you

You're welcome

What's your first name?

What's your family name?

Glad to know you
I am your friend

Please repeat

I don't know
I think so
I don't think so

I am hungry
I am thirsty

Come here!
Right away
Come quickly!
Go quickly!

Help me!
Bring help!
I'll pay you

Where are the soldiers?
Where are the American soldiers?

How far is the town?
How far is it?
Is it far?
Is it near?

Which way is north?
Which is the road to Moscow?
Draw me a map
Take me there
Take me to a doctor
Take me to the hospital

Take cover!
Gas alarm!
Wait a minute!
Good luck!


Two characters, take on lines as needed.
Script from
Russian, A Guide to the Spoken Language, War Department,
Washington, D.C., June 23, 1943, TM 30-344

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